Anker Soundcore Liberty Lite vs Liberty Neo

Written in April. Today I received my Liberty Pro 2’s, initial impression…superb…

So I have the Liberty Lite, my Liberty Neo parcel has just turned up from Amazon.

SO… what is the difference?

Well initially, not a lot.

The box is the same, but the Neo is now Ultra Compact as opposed to the Lite which is Ultra Slim. Same play time. Neo now stated as Sweat Resistant, the Lite is Sweat Guard. Same Bluetooth 5.0.

So only visible difference on the box is the addition of Graphene on the Neo and Push and Go One-Step pairing.

The Neo case is much nicer, same size etc. But now in a snazzy metallic paint finish. The best bit?
The base is now rubber, so it doesn’t slide around like the Lite case. Otherwise identical, same magnetic snap in. However, there is a weight difference. The Lite weighs in at 53gr and the Neo at 56gr. So there you have it, the Lite is lighter!

The earbuds, well no difference in size, at all. Only visible difference is the logo.

Onto pairing with a Galaxy Note 9. The one touch pairing worked perfectly, first time. The left earbud when taken out paired with the right straight away, no awkward need to repair that I have experienced with the Lite. Here’s a tip from Rob Rivera, You can pair each earbud individually to your phone and use the dual audio of Bluetooth 5.0 and extend your listening time. When paired together they use more battery to stay paired to one another but since your phone supports dual audio you can pair them separately and get better battery life!

Now onto sound. Here is a difference. The Neo sounds wider and fuller and sharper when playing Nickleback This is How you Remind Me (the only song of theirs I like…). Great pick up of the wide level of sounds in this tune. Definitely a step up from the Light. So this is likely down to the graphene in the Neo.

Specifications in both user manuals are listed as identical.

Conclusion:
I’ll be giving the Lite to my daughter and keeping the Neo for myself. It was meant to be the other way around. But hey I’m the bill payer and the sound is better with the Neo and the case is much nicer looking!

The Soundcore Neo could well be the best all round earbuds now available, based on quality and price. The Anker support is second to none in my experience, so don’t hesitate.

The drawbacks?
Well battery life could be better, but that’s a big ask in such a small package.
As with all Bluetooth devices, if you want this for gaming, you’ll be disappointed by the fractional delay in sound transfer to your device, not ideal for FPS shooters, where milliseconds mean life or death…

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Nice! I’ve been thinking about picking up a pair of the Neos since my wireless earbuds from another brand are acting up. Your review helped move a little closer to getting the Neos.

Hey, thanks for mentioning me and my comment about battery life. :blush:

Nice review and I been thinking about Neos for a bit if not for me but maybe the kids. I like the comment about giving to your daughter as I find myself doing this all the time. You got to love them and just hope they enjoy you sharing your stuff lol